In our morning reading: reviews of books by Sylvain Neuvel and Toni Morrison, new writing by Charlie Jane Anders and Lincoln Michel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lauren Wilkinson, Revisiting Alex Chilton, Yuko Tsushima, Mariana Dimópulos Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Lauren Wilkinson’s novel, an interview with Mariana Dimópulos, and more.
While 2019 is still young and there is a lot of literary terrain to cover before the end of the year, I can confidently say Robert Jackson Bennett’s Vigilance will be talked about in many best of 2019 lists as one of the most honest and timely book of the year. Unflinching in its portrayal of senseless violence and scathing in its critique of the country’s obsession with guns and distrust of the Other, this is a book that resonates.
Morning Bites: Marlon James’s Recommendations, Christopher Castellani’s Latest, Esmé Weijun Wang Interviewed, Onscreen Books, and More
In our morning reading: book recommendations from Marlon James, interviews with Esmé Weijun Wang and Joe Scapellato, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Joseph Scapellato, Morgan Parker Interviewed, Miriam Toews, Wendy C. Ortiz and Fiona Helmsley, and More
In our afternoon reading: exploring the fiction of Joseph Scapellato, an interview with Morgan Parker, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
Morning Bites: Hala Alyan Interviewed, Donald Ray Pollock on Film, Quintan Ana Wikswo, Revisiting Laurie Spiegel, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Hala Alyan and Quintan Ana Wikswo, revisiting the music of Laurie Spiegel, and more.
What Do You See In Her?
by Celeste Kaufman
“What do you see in her?”
Damien sighed and shifted his weight away from me in bed. “I don’t want to talk about this again.”
“There has to be something.”
He turned a page of his book. “Sometimes it’s just a feeling.”